83-Year-Old Volunteer Honored as Louisiana’s Salute to Senior Service Winner

An 83-year-old Baton Rouge man has been honored as the Louisiana winner of the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s Salute to Senior Service® award.

Charles Bennett is being recognized for his dedicated community service, including his work at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and the Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge. Since his retirement from ExxonMobil 23 years ago, Charles has taken on volunteering as a full-time job. He has been instrumental in obtaining both personal and team grants for several area organizations with a total monetary value of more than $582,000 through 2011.

As one of 50 state winners, Bennett earned $500 for his charity of choice – donated by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network and contest sponsor. Bennett also will have a spot on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame on SalutetoSeniorService.com where his nomination story has been posted. As a state winner, Bennett now will be considered for the national Salute to Senior Service award.

The Salute to Senior Service program was launched last year by the Home Instead Senior Care network to honor seniors’ commitments to their causes and communities.

“Charles represents so well the dedication and commitment that make senior volunteers such a value to their communities,” said Jeff Huber, president of Home Instead, Inc. “He has proven once again that age is meaningless when it comes to making a difference. So many charities, nonprofit organizations and faith communities could not do the work they are doing without selfless volunteers such as Charles.”

For more information about the Home Instead Senior Care network’s Salute to Senior Service program, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com.

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